A long-time industry veteran, Dennis Disney, is Vice President of Maxximum Artist Group, a Nashville-based artist management and development company where he oversees daily operations for the firm that manages award-winning artists and producers, including Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Bernie Herms, Donald Lawrence, along with 1GN, Tauren Wells, Kolby Koloff, Koryn Hawthorne, and the a cappella quintet, Committed. Disney’s three decades of experience includes artist manager, record label executive, publishing executive, business owner, and university adjunct instructor.
First beginning in marketing at Word Records in 1985, moving into the manager role for Steven Curtis Chapman (1987-1990), and then back to the corporate side of the business, Disney has held leadership and executive positions at major companies in addition to operating his own agency (1999-2012). Notably, as Vice President of Marketing at Benson Music (Provident/Sony), he oversaw the faith-based team for Bob Carlisle’s Double-Platinum Butterfly Kisses (2.5 million units sold), Fred Hammond’s Platinum-selling double-album Pages of Life, and 4HIM’s Gold album, The Basics of Life. As Vice President of Marketing at Worthy Publishing (2012-2015), he led the book publisher’s marketing team on John Hagee’s ECPA Gold Medal book, Four Blood Moons (over 700,000+ in print), and The Jeremiah Study Bible (over 250,000+ in print), the top-selling Study Bible in 2014. Since 2009, Disney has been an adjunct instructor at Belmont University in Nashville, teaching a course on “Entertainment Distribution and Promotion.”